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  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. "It will give the Fed greater confidence that inflation will indeed make it to its target in the next couple of years, it increases the odds of faster Fed action,"...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3 percent last month. "It will give the Fed greater...

  • LONDON, May 22- "Don't Fight the Fed" has long been a central tenet of financial markets and one of the most profitable trading strategies around. A speech in London on Monday from European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure about tweaks to the bank's bond-buying program, or quantitative easing caught the market on the hop and triggered one of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 21- In Goldman Sachs Group Inc's latest move to bolster its street cred as a cool, tech-savvy bank, the firm held its annual shareholder meeting in its San Francisco headquarters on Thursday. In just the past few weeks, Goldman has hired an executive to build a digital lending platform, co-led a $50 million investment in a bitcoin startup and...

  • *Shopify also debuts on Toronto Stock Exchange. *Stock priced at $17, above expected range of $14- $16. Shopify, which also debuted on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, is the first Canadian company to be listed on a U.S. exchange this year.

  • FRANKFURT, May 21- Germany's premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia's mapping unit HERE, according to two people familiar with the matter. Finland's Nokia started a strategic review of its maps business last month, setting in motion an auction process that...

  • May 21- Shares of Shopify Inc, a Canadian e-commerce software maker, rose as much as 69 percent in their market debut on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at $2.14 billion. Shopify, which also started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, is the first Canadian company to be listed on a U.S. exchange this year. Shopify's initial public...

  • May 21- Shares of Shopify Inc, a Canadian e-commerce software maker, rose as much as 69 percent in their trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at up to $2.14 billion. Ottawa- based Shopify, which also listed its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, sold all the 7.7 million shares in the offering. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Raymond James...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest level in nearly 7-1/ 2 years in April and building permits soared, hopeful signs for an economy that is struggling to regain strong momentum after a dismal first quarter. "The stronger starts and permits data suggests that some real gauges of economic activity may finally be starting to accelerate...

  • *Ex-regulator Sants to lead review of UK competitiveness. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, May 19- Deutsche Bank is considering cutting its UK operations should the country pull out of the European Union and an industry lobby group said several other banks are mothballing investments until the outcome of Britain's EU referendum is known. It is not the only one to rethink...

  • *Ex-regulator Sants to lead review of UK competitiveness. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, May 19- A number of banks have put off possible investments in Britain until after a referendum on its future in the European Union, a lobby group said on Tuesday, after Deutsche Bank revealed it was considering cutting down its UK operations should the country pull out.

  • *Ex-regulator Sants to lead review of UK competitiveness. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, May 19- A number of banks have put off possible investments in Britain until after a referendum on its future in the European Union, a lobby group said on Tuesday, after Deutsche Bank revealed it was considering cutting down its UK operations should the country pull out.

  • May 19- Hong Kong stocks rose on Tuesday, led by Chinese companies, as excitement in mainland markets over accelerated economic reform and financial deregulation rippled across the border. But gains in Hong Kong were more muted, as major foreign institutions including BNP Paribas Investment Partners and Morgan Stanley have turned cautious after the Hong...

  • Energy groups' $100B spending cuts after oil rout Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:57 AM ET
    crude oil production oil derrick

    Companies including Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Statoil have led moves to curtail capital spending on 26 major projects worldwide, according to the FT.

  • May 18- Hong Kong stocks remained lacklustre on Monday in the aftermath of profit-taking by major foreign investors following a 13 percent surge in April, and as inflows of mainland money failed to reach the levels needed to maintain the market's rise. Kwong, who manages about $2.2 billion worth of assets, said that the gap between Hong Kong and mainland shares-...

  • US M&A soars 48% in 2015; highest since 2007 Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Dealmaking has climbed 48 percent year-on-year to $565.6 billion following a string of multi-billion dollar deals this week.

  • BofA opens private fund-raising arm for start-ups Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:58 AM ET
    A Bank of America sign is displayed at the entrance of a branch in New York.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has set up a group to help companies raise money through private fund-raising, the NYT reports.

  • *Car companies use Nvidia's "supercomputer on a chip". DETROIT, May 14- It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying...

  • US crude settles down 25 cents at $60.50 per barrel Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Workers steadies a section of drill pipe during drilling operations.

    U.S. oil futures closed down 25 cents at $60.50 a barrel despite crude stockpiles slipping for a second straight week.

  • *Danaher offers $127.20/ share for Pall Corp. *Danaher shares up 4.7 pct, Pall Corp up 5 pct. May 13- Danaher Corp will buy air and water-filter maker Pall Corp in a $13.8 billion deal to tap into fast-growing demand from the biotechnology industry, and said it would split into two listed companies after the deal.